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unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
. >> a weird story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of shooting. >>> nor on the killing of a former navy s.e.a.l. the suspect is now suicide watch. here's ryan owe whens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris was such a good shot, he hit a target a mile way. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase. they say he turned the gun on kyle and a friend, murdering them both. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployment, won seven med dallas of bravery and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in military history. >> i love the job, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: on the home front, he became a best-selling author. in hi
led them to believe jimmy lee dykes was threatening the little boy named ethan yesterday and so negotiations had deteriorated over that 24-hour period. again, we still don't know exactly how jimmy lee dykes died. there's stale question of whether it was a gunshot or whether the flash bang that was used to distract him, whether that may have been the reason that he died but again were still awaiting autopsy results and to hear from the medical examiner before confirming that. >> thank you very much. >>> the u.s. justice department has a multibillion dollar lawsuit against s&p. the civil suit announced today by attorney general holder alleged that standard & poor's inflated loans. s&p denied wrongdoing saying the lawsuit is without merit. >>> managers at the new orleans super dome say they'll hire outside experts to find the cause of that 34-minute blackout and internal memo showed that the power company had concerns of potential failures as early as last october. >>> american skier lindsey vaughn injured the knee today after crashing at an event in austria. vaughn was air lifted
path, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was a loner. he was estranged from his family. we are told he grew up in the same part of lower alabama where this all played out. he served in the u.s. navy from 1964 to '69. awarded the vietnam service medal and the good conduct medal. after that he lived in florida working as a truck driver and then about two years ago he moved back to the midland city area. that of course, is where his paranoia and eccentric behavior became much worse and where he began building the bunker that was at the center of this almost week long drama, shep. >> shepard: all of that odd behavior included run-ins with neighbors. >> several run-inies with neighbors. he seemed furious if anybody strayed on or near his property. he once as you said beat a neighbor's dog to death with a led pipe. and, of course, we poke to one man on "studio b" last week who got into a scrape with jimmy lee dykes. jimmy davis told us he had been driving on the dirt road near dykes' property with his daughter and his mother when dykes flagged him down and started shouting and cursing. listen. and a
in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a press conference yesterday. he said dykes had a message he wanted to get out and that it was a complex message but he wouldn't elaborate anymore on the nature of that. neighbors describe him as a menacing fi
the hospital safe and sound, his armed captor an alleged killer is dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week now, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe things began breaking down. today authorities went in saving the boy and killing jimmy lee dykes. we're waiting to hear from state, local and federal officials. president obama has spoken with fbi director mueller to congratulate him on how the operation ended, how things went down. we are joined now by marty savage who is live in midland city. what's the latest on how the little boy is doing? we know he did go to the hospital. >> reporter: yes, we've been getting some updates. he's been taken now to what's a special wing or area that's been set aside inside that hospital. where he is with his family, and at the same time, can be checked out by doctors and they can assess how he's doing both physically and mentally. there are said to be counselors who are available for the family members, and it's expected he will remain in the hospital at least overnight, an
at the man holding a 5-year-old boy named "ethan" hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors say terrorized thim with verbal threats and guns, has been holed up with the child for four days in an underground bunker while authorities swarm above. the boy was snatched tuesday, after police say dykes stormed a school bus, killing the driver, charles poland. today, the bus was removed from the scene, amid new details of how the children were traumatized. >> the first ones i talked to was 3 or 4, that were standing there in a circle kind of huddled together. and they said they was okay that they just had saw a gentleman get shot. >> reporter: pastor michael senn, who counseled the school children just minutes after the kidnapping, said dykes wanted more than just one child that day. >> he wanted two children between the ages of 6 and 8 from what i understand. >> reporter: and a suspect might have gotten them had the heroic bus driver not intervened, giving his life in the process. dykes has been talking with negotiators through a ventilation pipe and has allowed the boy's medication t
. >> such a weird, scary story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. for the youngster. we're told dykes has demanded a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of fatally shooting. >>> the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and author chris kyle and a friend on a shooting range. the suspect apparently suffered mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. here's ryan owens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot, he once hit a target a mile way. but tlis plis say a bullet fired at point-blank range is what killed the husband and father of two. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after a police chase on saturday night. they say he turned th
police say jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage. the boy has asperger's syndrome and is said to be as comfortable as possible. it all began when the suspect allegedly boarded a school bus, demanding hostages. police say he shot the driver when the driver tried to intervene. that driver, charles poland, was laid to rest this weekend. investigators say besides careful negotiations, dykes is showing very few signs that he is willing to end the standoff. elizabeth prann is live in midland, alabama, where she has been since the story first broke. what do we expect to hear from law enforcement today? >> reporter: well, we're about an hour away from a scheduled press briefing where we hope to learn more information about the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look a
. negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement officers say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a hall continuer here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see a number of small structures on this plot of land. but what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swarmed the ground above, hostage negotiators remained in contact with dykes, speaking through a ventilation pipe. authorities were able to sneak a small camera inside the six by eight foot bunker to monitor dykes' mo
the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look at the bus involved as it was towed away from the crime scene. authorities holding a press conference thanking the suspect, for quote, taking care of this boy. there is heater in the bunker. the young kindergartener is getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys and coloring book and medication. there is an open line of communication in the pvc pipe we've been hearing about. neighbors described of the man as a menacing figure who often gave threats of violence. jenna. jenna: as we look at some of the video we've seen over the last several days there is this real sense we're seeing of the same thing being repeated and not a lot of progress we put on. there is shot what is happening on sunday. we're showing our viewers now. what about the co
in a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. the fbi has been negotiating with him. abc's gio benitez has been on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through
in alabama where a 5-year-old boy is being held captain nif a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. gio benitez has the latest. >> reporter: when will this little boy with autism be let go. police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it's been seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage
not say if jimmy lee dykes has any demands. he has heaters and blankets in the bunker . the temperatures are falming in the 20s that. a big concern to make sure the little boy could stay warm. dykes allowed them to deliver coloring books and medication and toys to the young boy he is holding at the time. sheriff olsen thank would dykes for taking care of the by in the situation. we'll plan to update you on dralm. he's crying for his parents and yet still remains there as police try to negotiate with the suspect to let him go. >> 250,000 people who used the twitter accounts had their accounts hacked. it is one . trending stories. twitter shut down the attackings when they were detected . they may have gained access to user claims and pass words. twitter asked users to reset the pass word. >> harvard university reprimanded dozens of students for cheating. the test is it a final exam in the class about congress. a lottery winner with drew the claim. they are trying to find out why . a lawyer came forward just minutes before the claim deadline . rather than explain, the claim was with drawn
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released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, all he had to do was reach out and grab him. he let him clear the bus and get home before all this happened. >> reporter: meanwhile the visitation for the bus driver charles pollen junior is schedul
do have a picture of the suspect jimmy lee dykes being released yesterday. is he 65 years old. he is accused of kidnapping his boy and shooting charles albert poland who was trying to rescue these kids from that school bus on tuesday. we heard from his brother-in-law. this is what he told us. it was laughter and love he would have for the kids. he would come in and talk to them. he would say honey, it was a good day. he would talk about his -- he said my youngings. he did. it was his young'ns when he had them on the bus. >> now, poland will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon. we know they are having the funeral at a civic center locally here to host thousands of people because a church simply be too small for how many people are interested in coming. back to you. >> hey, elizabeth, do you know if this guy this jimmie lee dykes has a tv or anything down there? can he see what's going on outside? >> we have heard reports that there are -- there is a tv inside that bunker. it was outfitted with food and water. authorities have not given any indication that he is watching media report
begin with breaking news. a little boy safe tonight. his armed captor and alleged killer dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. police say he shot the driver of that bus dead after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe, things began breaking down. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed -- was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> the operation went down at 12 minutes past 3:00 local time in alabama. now all this played out in midland city, alabama, where martin savidge is tonight. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, what we know, anderson, is that the little boy, of course, has been rescued and that the gunman is dead. ethan is the 5-year-old, by the way. we should point out here that, as you said, law enforcement noted that there was a sense that things were breaking down, at least with that gunman. they said that dykes was apparently getting more and mo
of jimmy lee dykes joins me now. you must be absolutely delighted. >> absolutely delighted. it is a total miracle. and the best way that things could have ended because ethan will be just fine. >> there's going to be an update on exactly what the operation entailed i believe at 10:00 pm. stay tuned. there was a sense apparently from what we can tell with the fbi that this kidnapper was going to take action to harm the boy and at that point they moved in. is that your understanding? >> that is my understanding. my -- i figure that it probably -- it will all come out, you know, very soon as far as the exact details. the most important thing is that god rescued ethan and, you know, as far as who we call the mean man, we will never have to be afraid of him again. my granddaughter can come over and play in my front yard and, you know, go on the swing set i bought for her and stuff and never will have to worry whether he's sitting there with a rifle watching us. >> it's ended miraculously well for that poor little boy. he has been through a nightmare and i hope he can get all the help he needs
. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will soften his heart. and he he will let [bleep] go and then he will spend the rest of his life locked up. >> meanwhile, the community is preparing to bearing one of their own. the funeral is set today at 2:00 p.m. in lieu of holding the funeral at a church. hold at a local civic center. hold up to a thousand dollars. the population is 2300 which shows you the outpouring number of support and the people they expect
the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes likely has enough food and supplies to remain under ground for weeks. dykes has been communicating with police through a pipe extending from the bunker to the surface. what's more, the young hostage is a child with autism. dykes has allowed the boy to watch television. and have some medication. overnight, the community on edge. >> god would intervene in this situation. >> reporter: praying for the 5-year-old boy, still being held by the man who abducted him at gunpoint tuesday afternoon. nearly 40 hours have passed since school bus driver charles poland heroically tried to prevent the kidnapping. but he was shot to death. now, all of the fears are focused on the boy's safety. >> pray. pray. >> reporter: what do police do now? >> i believe in prayer. i just pray that we can resolve this peaceably. we have a lot of people here. a lot of volunteers. a lot of law enforcement agencies here to do what they can to get this job done. >> reporter: former fbi lead hostage negotiator, chris boss, says it is essential for police to be patient. >> the more patient
will, be released and soon. authorities have not told us exactly what jimmy lee dykes wants or his motivation, but they have told us what the 5-year-old, ethan wants, and it puts it in perspective if you don't have young children in your life, the priorities of a child. he requested a red hot wheels car and cheese-itz crackers. those were delivered along with more food and medications yesterday. some students will go back to class. some schools have been closed since tuesday when the bus driver, charles poland, "whose funeral was yesterday. >> the children will be asking a lot of questions. i have seen some on the street. some are afraid to get back on the buses, but we have to encourage them and uplift them, in spite of what's going on. we have to let them know, you know, that they are here for an education, don't worry about that. >> reporter: i spoke with a local school bus driver and she says drivers in the district have met and will work on official safety procedures in the event a person gets on the school bus with a weapon. we're expecting the next official update at noon ea
of that line of trees where this suspect here, mr. jimmy lee dykes, has built this underground bunker where he has taken this child after allegedly shooting this bus driver. remember, this started tuesday. we have an animation which shows what the bunker looks like that he built by himself about eight feet by six feet. it's covered over by four feet of dirt. so basically they're talking to this gentleman and listening to this little boy through a pvc pipe. people are trying to hold on to their focus and trying to not get frustrated with their lack of information, but they're holing on to hope that this man will release this five-year-old boy. >> he doesn't know what's going on. we know that he's crying for his mother and his grandparents. why the shooter does not release this young boy to his family is hard for me to understand. >> we're told he does have electricity. he has a television. we're just hoping that he does have some heat in this bunker that's underneath the ground because it does get very cold here at night and in the morning. guys, back to you. >> gretchen: craig, thanks so much
of 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes as a loner, estranged from his family of the police say he's making his five-year-old hostage as comfortable as possible, supplying him with food, toys, and medicine. meantime, on sunday hundreds of people gathered to remember the bus driver, charles polen, the 66-year-old now hailed as a hero for protecting the other kids on the bus before he was murdered. >> gretchen: should america's female spies look more like this? the feds apparently think so. women at the c.i.a. recently went to a presentation encouraging them to be more attractive at work. suggestions included wearing make-up and a skirt. really? instead of slacks. and painting their nails. the head of the d.i.a. later apologized, calling the session dumb. brian, i know that one of your favorite spies ever was anna chapman from russia. and she tended to dress up. >> steve: she used nail polish. >> gretchen: and used probably nail polish. can you hear me? >> brian: yeah, i can. i just never fell for her trap. i do believe there is a bigger story there. you know that. because she's hot and has a nic
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